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Catholic Church Still Hiding Sexual Predators?

Ten years ago, Michael Rezendes and The Boston Globe colleagues broke a clergy sex abuse cover-up in the Boston Archdiocese. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rezendes about his investigative work. (Advisory: This segment may not be suitable for all audiences.)
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Catholic Church Corrupt To Its Core, Says Survivor

In the decade since The Boston Globe broke the story about the cover-up of pedophile priests in the Boston Archdiocese, countless Americans have shared their stories of clergy abuse. Bob Hoatson is a former priest who was abused as a teen by church leaders. He speaks with host Michel Martin. (Advisory: This segment may not be suitable for all audiences.)
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Evangelical Leaders Struggle To Crown A Candidate

More than 150 evangelical leaders will gather at a Texas ranch Friday and Saturday to try to coalesce behind a single Republican presidential candidate. But with the primaries and caucuses under way and Mitt Romney in command, their decision may be too little, too late.
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High Court Exempts Ministers From Anti-Bias Laws

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that ministers could be fired without regard to civil rights laws. But on the more difficult question of determining who is a minister, the court was equivocal, saying that would have to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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Justices Rule Ministers Exempt From Anti-Bias Laws

In a unanimous and groundbreaking decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that ministers can be fired without regard to civil rights laws. But on the more difficult question of determining who is a minister, the court was equivocal, saying that would have to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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Episcopal Church Restored As Owner Of 7 Va. Churches

A judge has ruled that the Episcopal Church will retain ownership of seven area churches whose congregations defected, dismayed by the church's liberal theology.

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Court Strikes Down Okla. Sharia Ban

A federal court has ruled that Oklahoma cannot implement a state ban on Islamic Sharia law. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling blocking Oklahoma's Sharia ban.
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Mormon Missionaries Balance Politics, Proselytizing

Two Mormon missionaries in their 20s say they have to navigate proselytizing and politics as they go door to door in New Hampshire days before the primary. They are stumping for Jesus as part of their two-year mission for the Mormon Church, but they are sometimes pressed by voters to give opinions on the two Mormon candidates running for president: Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. The experience has them reflecting on religion and politics.

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